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AI and analytics partnership to accelerate healthcare innovation at the University of Cambridge

The Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge and SAS, leaders in data and AI, are establishing a new collaboration hub to advance opportunities for the healthcare sector

On the 12 June 2024 SAS and the Maxwell Centre announced a partnership aimed at accelerating healthcare innovation through enhanced access to advanced analytics. It will embed SAS experts and SAS® Viya® data and AI platform capabilities into the University environment, enabling targeted collaboration with leading researchers and early-stage entrepreneurs, supporting them to “find the quickest way from a billion points of data to a point of view”.

The Maxwell Centre Director, Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig, commented: “We are excited to interface Cambridge’s world-class research and innovation with SAS’ leading expertise in advanced analytics and AI forming a partnership for societal good. We are starting with a strong focus on healthcare and will build momentum to support future interdisciplinary projects on sustainability and social equality.”

Roderick Crawford, Senior Vice President, SAS Northern Europe, commented: “There are many examples we’re seeing of how AI can have a truly transformational effect, not just on businesses, but in areas such as healthcare and society as a whole. We’re delighted to deepen our relationship with the University of Cambridge through this partnership, and there is enormous potential when you consider the additional expertise our partners, such as Microsoft, and customers, such as AstraZeneca, can provide.”

The SAS Advanced Analytics Hub opening celebrations in Cambridge will follow in July, subsequent to the partnership pre-announcement by Roderick Crawford and Dr Iwasiewicz-Wabnig at the SAS Innovate on Tour event held in London on June 12, 2024. 

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